The Islamic City of Marawi: The heart and soul of Lanao del Sur

Marawi, formerly known as Dansalan, is home to the colorful Muslim culture, beautifully-designed brasswork and its proud people–as evidenced by the hundreds of streamers along and across the highway to the city for sons and daughters who have passed licensure examinations–from maritime to medical board exams and for family members returning from a pilgrimage.

In 1980, it was officially renamed the Islamic City of Marawi since it is predominantly Muslim.

Maranao is the most widely spoken dialect and is understood by Muslims and Christians alike.


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One Response to The Islamic City of Marawi: The heart and soul of Lanao del Sur

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